"Let me see my child again," said one of the parents in the courtroom today before releasing a valid film showing that the driver Milan Zdravkovic (32) hadn't stopped the bus "Niseskpres" on the stop sign in front of the railway crossing, did not look to the left and to the right.
Then about 7.45 hours that morning, killed the train on December 21, seven people in Donji Međurovo near Niš, two of which were children.
Vladica Rakic testified in the courtroom, the driver of the train under number 7821 who said he did not see a bus with passengers in pillars on the train.
The video material, published today at a hearing in the courtroom for the first time, could be seen by the public for the first time. In the courtroom, they heard silent bleeding, mourners of the nearest deceased, who could be seen on the video.
There is not much that can be seen in the movie because it is not obvious that the train's stroke on the bus has been clearly noticed, but it could come to the conclusion that the driver of the "Express Ness" t charge the tickets, look at the phone, often put his hand on him to hold something, turning the steering wheel nonchalantly and at the end he did not stand in front of the crossing.
Dragan Markovic, who said that Zdravkovic was moving at a speed of eight to 10 kilometers per hour, confirmed by an expert on the case, while the train was traveling at a speed of 66 kilometers per hour at the time of the strike.
The crash had bad fingers that morning, as Zdravkovic had not seen a train, and it is clear that the engineer had noticed a late bus where the twenty-one people had also injured them. .
– In minute no. 10, it can be seen that the driver at the height of the stop sign and "Andrejin Cross" (a sign of the danger at the level crossing) does not stop, nor was it looking down the left railway and the right, which can be checked through the takogograph. If I stopped and looked, I would see a train because the visibility was great and could be seen on a few hundred
meters, and there is no vegetation around the railway – said Markovic.
The Rakic machine operator said he did not have an assistant at that address from which he was driving from 2015 onwards.
– I had obstacles to see the bus. From the pillars that are located on the locomotive itself, I was prevented from seeing the train promptly as it could not be seen at that angle. When I saw him at the station in Donji Međurovo, I gave the sounds and the brake, but I couldn't stop the train. I don't remember how many meters a bus was from a locomotive when I saw it. After braking and hitting, I called the police, but they were told of the accident – Rakic said.
However, Markovic stated that the expertise on site and in conjunction with the Railway Company showed other findings.
– From the station, when it was said that the train had started a hut, it has about 150 meters. My collection is based on the insight into the data that the train is moving at a speed of 68, after starting the braking 67, and currently has the effect 66 kilometers per hour. Based on the data, only braking started at 27 meters from the train
and the siren ran up to 17 yards from a fatal accident. At that time the train had already crossed the passage – Markovic said.
He highlighted that there should normally be five measures at the crossroads to prevent a collision, and that only the "Stop" and "Andrej Cross" sign were precautionary.
Witness Stanojevic: I saw a train at 20 meters, the judge read the written evidence of the important witness Slavi Stanojevic, who was sitting behind the driver
– We were usually moving, but when approaching the crossing, the driver looked abnormally on the equipment panel. He slowed down, but he didn't see if something was going from the opposite direction. For twenty meters, I saw the train going towards us and saw "train, train running train." They shouted, but it was too late. I was kicked out of the open air. I was lying for 20 minutes because I and others thought my spine was broken – Stanojevic wrote.
PV, a boy who was witnessing that the visibility was excellent and that he was smoking a smoke mug, saw him and survived shock, the recognition that the dead or those injured had u scattered along the bus and snow.